Lenora M. Francisco


(June 18, 2004)

Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 23 at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody for Lenora M. Francisco, 77, who died Friday, June 18 at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody.

She was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Hattie Hoppes Mettlin. She married Robert Summers Nov. 9, 1952, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Mr. Summers died June 21, 1964. She married Dee Francisco on Oct. 25, 1968, and they were together until 1989.

She was a resident of Cody for 44 years. She was a long-time member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Cody, serving in every office or position, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She loved her grandchildren, teaching them card games and playing marbles with them. She enjoyed working puzzles and reading books, especially Westerns by Louis L'Amore.

Regularly, she played Skip-Bo with her neighbors, keeping everyone entertained with her sense of humor. She was for many years a Senior Companion for the Senior Center.

Survivors include her children, Sandy (Delmar) White, Jim and Jerry Summers, both of Powell, and Shelley (John) Verhey of Cody; her sisters, Ellen Pecinovsky of Lancaster, Wis., and Irene Shepard of Pea Ridge, Ark.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bob and Don.The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Big Horn Basin Parkinson's Support Group, in care of Allen Wilson, 2013 Kerper Blvd., Cody, WY 82414.